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Easy Crockpot Mexican Style Shredded Chicken

Easy Crockpot Mexican Style Shredded Chicken - this recipe is super simple to make, requires a few minutes of your time and full of flavor! It's perfect for salads, wraps, overtop rice/quinoa, tacos, or in a sandwich.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 1/2 cups
Calories 59kcal


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth or regular
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp Chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp sea salt more or less - to taste
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder


  • In a small box, mix together all seasonings. Set aside.
  • Place the chicken at the bottom of the pot. Squeeze half a lime over each chicken breast, turning to cover both sides.
  • Rub both sides of the chicken breast with the seasonings and minced garlic. There will be enough to coat both sides of each breast.
  • Into one empty corner/spot, pour the chicken broth into the pot.
  • Sprinkle the chopped cilantro overtop. Cover with the lid and allow to cook on low for 4-5 hours, checking at 4 hours. Cook until the chicken is tender enough to shred with a fork.
  • Once it is fork-tender, turn off the crock pot and remove the chicken one at a time from the pot to a cutting board or plate. Leave to cool slightly for 5-10 minutes before shredding.
  • Once all of the chicken is shredded, place it into a bowl (or storage container) and transfer the leftover juices from the crockpot to the chicken. Toss to coat. This will help obtain as much moisture and flavor as possible.


Don't forget to pour the leftover liquid from the crockpot overtop of the chicken to help retain the flavor and keep the shredded chicken moist! If you store this in the fridge to have throughout the week, be sure to give the chicken a good stir first as the liquid will solidify and possibly settle at the bottom of the container.


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.9g | Protein: 11.9g | Fat: 0.8g | Cholesterol: 28.9mg | Sodium: 154.2mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.1g